Canada

Alaska’s Pebble mine scores win after court orders EPA to back off

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 25, 2014
Alaska’s Pebble mine scores win after court orders EPA to back off

A federal judge has ruled in favour of the Pebble mine project, putting a temporary halt on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to protect Bristol Bay.

Oil sands producers aim to cut water usage by 50% by 2022

Bloomberg | November 25, 2014

Canadian oil sands producers set a target to lower the amount of fresh water used in bitumen processing by 50% by 2022 in a bid to reduce harm to the environment, an industry group said.

Canpotex signs potash deals with India

The Star Phoenix | November 25, 2014

The offshore marketing arm of three Saskatchewan potash producers has signed separate multi-year sales agreements in India with Coromandel International Ltd. (CIL) and Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL) that the province says will see millions of tonnes of potash shipped to India.

Iron ore massacre: below $70 for first time in five years

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 25, 2014
Iron ore massacre: below $70 for first time in five years

This is almost two-thirds below a peak of $191.90 reached in February 2011, which was when huge new mines were being approved.

Canadian Government releases updated CSR strategy: key developments

Fasken Martineau | November 25, 2014

The updated CSR Strategy reflects the Canadian government’s continued commitment to CSR, particularly in the extractive sector.

BHP hints at Jansen fast-track after Uralkali disaster

Frik Els | November 25, 2014
BHP hints at Jansen fast-track after Uralkali disaster

"These factors, combined with continued growth and demand for potash all conspire, if you like, to bring toward us the time when a new mine is required."

Ivanhoe jumps on exploration results at African mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 24, 2014
Ivanhoe jumps on exploration results at African mine

The miner has hit exceptionally high-grade silver, zinc and copper at its Kipushi mine in the DRC.

More than a dozen short-term repairs, plans await Mount Polley remediation: report

Business in Vancouver | November 24, 2014
Canada’s Mount Polley disaster: experts warned tailings pond 'getting large'

A tailings berm breached during the Mount Polley mine disaster has yet to be repaired to the point it can withstand the arrival of water…….

Canadian First Nations march to demand ban on uranium exploration in Quebec

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 24, 2014
Canadian First Nations march to demand ban on uranium exploration in Quebec

They plan to arrive in Montreal on Dec. 15, the final day of hearings on uranium development by Quebec’s environmental watchdog.

Uranium spot price plummets as buyers exit market

Financial Post | November 24, 2014
David Sadowski Are you ready for upward pressure on uranium prices

Remember way back to last week when there was so much excitement about the rallying uranium price? Uh, yeah. So do we. Unfortunately, the market has taken a serious turn for the worse.

BHP warns more cost cuts, management shake up before demerger

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 24, 2014
BHP warns more cost cuts, management shake up before demerger

The world's largest miner has stepped up its cost-cutting plans as it battles a sharp slide in iron ore, coal and oil prices.

Maritime, Rambler ink deal to re-examine Hammerdown mine

Maritime Resources Corp. of Vancouver and Rambler Metals & Mining of Baie Verte, Newfoundland, have agreed to re-examine the former Hammerdown gold mine that lies in Maritime's Green Bay property near Springdale.

MINING.com wins gold at Canadian Online Publishing Awards

Michael Allan McCrae | November 21, 2014
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Best Email Newsletter Design and Engagement.

Quebec sets conditions for TransCanada as poll shows falling support for pipeline

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 20, 2014
Quebec sets conditions for TransCanada as poll shows falling support for pipeline

TransCanada Corp’s key projects face increasing hurdles locally and across the border.

Just how much is the oil price drop hurting oil sands projects?

Macleans | November 20, 2014

Over the past few weeks the price of crude has dropped significantly, and with it we’ve seen significant discussion of the continued viability of oil sands projects.

Quebec is Canada’s worst region for oil investment; Alberta, the world’s best

Fraser Institute | November 20, 2014
Miners avoided Quebec last year, investments plunged 34%

Vancouver-based Fraser Institute’s annual Global Petroleum Survey 2014 is out.

Goldcorp to open Argentina’s Cerro Negro gold, silver mine in February

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 20, 2014
Goldcorp to open Argentina’s Cerro Negro gold, silver mine in February

The mine is expected to produce 4,000 tons/day of gold and silver concentrate during its 23 years of life.

Report: BC gold-copper mine has potential for more environmental damage than Mount Polley breach

Frik Els | November 19, 2014
mount polley disaster feat

Third-party review of Imperial Metals' Red Chris mine in northern BC.

Cliffs mulls closing Bloom Lake iron ore mine for lack of buyers

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 19, 2014
Cliffs mulls closing Bloom Lake iron ore mine for lack of buyers

Closing the mine will cost $650 million to $700 million over the next five years.

Michael Torrance - Norton Rose Fulbright

What you need to know about the Canadian government's corporate social responsibility initiative

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Being eligible for “enhanced Government of Canada economic diplomacy.”

Uralkali stock plummets on evacuation of potash mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 18, 2014
Uralkali stock plummets on evacuation of potash mine brine inflows

The world’s largest potash supplier had to evacuate workers from its Solikamsk-2 mine in Russia’s Perm region due to an increase in brine inflow.

Potash Corp. receives consensus recommendation of "hold" from brokerages

Ticker | November 18, 2014

Thumbs up from the nineteen ratings firms that are presently covering the stock.

Stans mining licence rightfully acquired — Kyrgyz Supreme Court

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 18, 2014
Withdrawal of Stans licence is illegal — Kyrgyz Supreme Court

Stans acquired a 20-year mining license for the past-producing Kutessay II rare earth mine in December 2009, but a local company had claimed being the rightful owner of such permit.

Blood diamonds still at Central African mining sector’s heart

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 18, 2014
Blood diamonds still at Central Africa mining sector’s heart

A year after an export ban on raw gems in the country, reports show its diamonds are being sold to traders from Sudan to Belgium.

Iron ore price crashes 4%

Frik Els | November 18, 2014
Iron ore price crashes 4%

Drops to June 2009 levels on the way to $70 a tonne after Chinese house prices fall for sixth month in a row.

Only 38 pct of aboriginal Canadians have a favourable perception of mining

PR Associates | November 18, 2014
suvey of aboriginal perception of mining

About 1,200 Aboriginal communities are located within 200 kilometres of approximately 180 producing mines.

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